Saturday, 27 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-9-2014

Bleaaaaaugh … 

No, really … 

Bleaaaaaugh … !

I like a late night movie, I really do.


The morning afterwards, though … ?

The morning afterwards is always fun: especially as it usually leaves me with eyeballs that feel as though they’ve been put through a wringer.

If nothing else … ?

Well, if nothing else, once I’ve DONE with the post … it should be a cracker.

Assuming my eyeballs are functioning … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with  the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th September, 1777, saw the American city of Lancaster become the US capital city: for one day.   Lancaster is in which US state?
Q2) Which subspecies of tiger was declared extinct on  27th September, 1937: the Javan, Balinese or Sumatran?
Q3) 27th September, 2012, saw the death — at the grand old age of 95 — of actor, Herbert Lom.   In which 1955 film did he play Louis?
Q4) 27th September, 1825, saw the formal opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway: the first railway to use what kind of locomotives?
Q5) Finally … Albert Einstein’s equation, E=mc², was published on 27th September, 1905.   What did the ‘E’ stand for?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th September, 1933, saw Machine Gun Kelly surrender to the FBI.   What did he shout?
A1) Don’t shoot, G-men … !”
Q2) 26th September, 1969, saw the debut of The Brady Bunch: name any one of the shows main characters.
A2) Carol and Mike, the parents, Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy, the kids, and Alice Nelson, the housekeeper.
Q3) 26th September, 2000, saw the sinking of the MS Express Samina.   What — in shipping terms — does MS stand for?
A3) Motor Ship.
Q4) 26th September, 1789, saw Thomas Jefferson named as the first US Secretary of State.   What’s the UK’s equivalent to the US Secretary of State?
A4) The Foreign Secretary: or Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in full.
Q5) Finally … 26th September, 1907, saw New Zealand and Newfoundland named as dominions, within the British Empire.   Being named as dominions meant they became what: autonomous or independent?
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And with this thought …
“You can’t just have stuff that is free and escapist, you have to have stuff that is confrontational as well. You need stuff that is mystical but you need the realism too.”

Irvine Welsh, born 27 September, 1958.
Enjoy your day.

*        That’s a thought, Debbi: what time is Dr Who on, over there?   It’s on at 8·30BST: an hour later than usual, and well past Jude’s bedtime.   (The BBC have made room for Strictly Come Dancing, the UK version of Dancing With The Stars.   Dratted thing … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I think it's on at 8, but not sure because we always DVR it. :)

1. Pennsylvania
2. Balinese
3. The Ladykillers
4. steam locomotives
5. energy

When I was in high school, I wrote a poem called "Energy" that earned me a spot in the literary journal. Why I didn't just become a writer right after school is a mystery to me! :)